Faith: Jewish

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    Passover’s ancient themes of freedom, liberation, and transformation are sacred to Jews and shared by everyone, says Rabbi Amy Eilberg. More

    March 26, 2010 | Comments

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    Read Pamela Greenberg’s new translation of Psalm 136, which is one of the psalms of praise recited at many Passover seders. More

    March 25, 2010 | Comments

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    Last year Pilgrim Church in Detroit celebrated the repair of its roof and the faith that makes its ministries possible. More

    February 5, 2010 | Comments

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    At the center of Judaism, writes Yale University scholar and critic David Gelernter, is “a thread of ecstasy…the whole world, space and time and suffering and all, pulled together by triumphant jubilation.” More

    January 7, 2010 | Comments

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    As Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated, watch this wildly popular singer talk about spiritual searching, light in Jewish mysticism, and why “my life is not separate from my music.” More

    December 10, 2009 | Comments

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    Light, says the reggae-loving rocker, “is really a central theme in my music in general, in the story of Hanukkah, and in the spiritual process in general.” More

    December 10, 2009 | Comments

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    Set in 1967, the story centers on a Jewish physics professor in the Midwest, Larry Gopnick, who looks to his faith to make sense of his personal and professional calamities. More

    October 9, 2009 | Comments

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    Watch religion columnist Cathleen Falsani, author of “The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers,” discuss theological and moral themes in previous films by Joel and Ethan Coen, including “The Big Lebowski,” which has inspired its own religion. More

    October 9, 2009 | Comments

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    Composer and conducter Thomas Beveridge says his Yizkor Requiem is “a quest for spiritual roots” and a musical bridge between Christianity and Judaism. More

    September 25, 2009 | Comments

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    Rabbi Irwin Kula of the National Center for Jewish Learning and Leadership says Yom Kippur and the High Holidays are about life, not death. The paradox, he says, is that “one of the great ways to focus ourselves on life is to think about death.” More

    September 25, 2009 | Comments

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